Virgin Hyperloop revealed that a full-scale hyperloop cargo pod and a cutaway passenger pod would be on display at Expo 2020 as part of DP World’s FLOW pavilion.
“The constant flow of goods has historically driven innovation in the transportation sector and now more than ever, we must continue to future-proof the industry,” said Sultan bin Sulayem, Chairman of DP World and Virgin Hyperloop.
He also added, “Hyperloop is poised to revolutionize the global on-demand logistics market, and we are excited to share our vision for the technology in the DP World FLOW pavilion at Expo 2020.”
Visitors will see a full-scale commercial cargo pod model measuring approximately 10 metres long when they enter the FLOW pavilion. Guests will be able to sit inside a cutaway passenger pod with production intent finishes to experience what a future hyperloop voyage will be like after they enter the pavilion. Visitors will learn more about the technology and its potential implications through interactive displays, movies, and models that surround the pod.
“World Expos have been debuting the most cutting-edge innovations for centuries, so we are honored to showcase hyperloop technology on this global stage with DP World,” said Josh Giegel, CEO and Co-Founder of Virgin Hyperloop.
He further said, “I hope that visitors will be able to imagine the not-too-distant future in which they are passengers on a commercial hyperloop system in the Gulf region and beyond.”
The pavilion will open on October 1, 2021, as part of Expo 2020, and will be open until March 31, 2022. The show is free and available to the public every day at 10 a.m. Tickets are available for purchase here.